Denmark–Georgia relations

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Danish-Georgian relations
Map indicating locations of Denmark and Georgia

Denmark

Georgia

Denmark–Georgia relations refers to the current and historical relations between Denmark and Georgia. Denmark is represented in Georgia, through its embassy in Kiev, Ukraine.[1] Georgia has an embassy in Copenhagen.[2] Denmark supports Georgia to become a member of the European Union and NATO.[3] The current Georgian ambassador to Denmark is David Kereselidze.[4]

History[edit]

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and Denmark were established on 1 July 1992.[5] In 2007, Denmark and Georgia signed a memorandum in the sphere of migration.[6] On 22 April 2009, a military agreement was signed between Denmark and Georgia.[7]

Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen condemned Russia's attack on the Georgian province of South Ossetia. Although Anders Fogh Rasmussen says that it's hard to "put himself into the background" of the conflict in the breakaway province.[8] In February 2010, the Danish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, said that "the international community is interested Russias complying obligations in regard to Georgia, and therefore pressure on Russia must be increased."[9]

Economic relations[edit]

In 2000, Georgian export to Denmark amounted 500,3 million dollars, while Danish export amounted 2,771 million dollars. In 2010, Georgian export amounted 5,140 million dollars and Danish export amounted 15,077 million dollars.[4]

Development assistance[edit]

In the Neighbourhood Programme, Georgia has a high priority. A programme for good governance and human rights in Georgia and a programme for displaced people. $4 million was given to the programme.[10] During the war in 2008, Danish Red Cross sent 1 million DKK to the victims.[11] After the war in August 2008, Denmark increased aid to Georgia by 10 times.[12][13] Denmark assisted 71 million DKK to Georgia for the private sector and to democracy and human rights.[14]

State visits[edit]

Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen paid a visit to Georgia on 27 November 2008, where he met Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, Prime Minister Grigol Mgaloblishvili and the Speaker of Parliament David Bakradze.[15] Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Møller met with Georgian opposition politicians in October 2009.[16] Per Stig Møller also visited Sukhumi, Abkhazia where he met Abkhazian Foreign Minister Sergey Shamba.[17] Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili visited Denmark for the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference meeting in Copenhagen.[18]

See also[edit]

Georgians in Denmark

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danish embassy in Kiev, Ukraine: Info about Georgia". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Denmark). Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Georgian embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark". Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  3. ^ N.Kirtzkhalia (5 October 2009). "Denmark Supports Georgia's Desire To Become Nato and Eu Member". Journal of Turkish Weekly. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Bilateral relations". Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bilateral Relations between Georgia and the Kingdom of Denmark". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Georgia). Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Georgia, Denmark sign cooperation memorandum on migration". Geotimes. 22 June 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "22 April 2009". Georgia Times. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Staff writer (9 August 2008). "Fogh supports Georgia". DR (in Danish). Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Denmark’s delegation to PACE promised Georgia to increase pressure on Russia". Georgia Times. 18 February 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Georgia in the Neighbourhood Programme 2008-2012". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  11. ^ "Dansk hjælp til Georgien" (in Danish). Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "Bilateral Relations between Georgia and the Kingdom of Denmark". Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Dansk bistand til Georgien tidobles" (in Danish). Berlingske. 13 September 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Danmark giver 71 mio. kr. i genopbygnings- og udviklingsbistand til Georgian" (in Danish). Danish embassy in Kiev, Ukraine. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  15. ^ Staff writer. "Prime Minister Fogh Rasmussen visits Georgia". Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  16. ^ Staff writer (6 October 2009). "Danish Foreign Minister held a meeting with Georgian parliamentary opposition". Georgia Times. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  17. ^ "Foreign Minister of Denmark visited Abkhazia". GeorgiaTimes. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  18. ^ "Saakashvili to visit Denmark". 14 December 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 

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